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Demand Planner

Job Title: Demand Planner
Location: Nottingham
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Salary: Not Specified
Reference: 131803BR
Job Published: November 18, 2020 23:01

Job Description

Job Description

This role is for a Demand Planner, working within a small team as part of the wider Global Brands' Supply Operations Team, managing the forecasting process for brands such as No7, Soap & Glory, Botanics & Sleek for our UK, European and Latam Markets. As the work of the Demand Planning Team forms a key and integral part of S&OP, this is an opportunity to be part of Global Brands' Business Planning process Responsibilities of the role

  • Responsible for generating an accurate statistical base forecast using E2Open's LDS software for our UK, European and Latam Markets, based on cleansed shipment history and reflecting sales trends and seasonality

  • Ensure the Demand Plan includes all confirmed promotional activities & NPD plans in the short to medium term, as well as the longer term planned assumptions to support the S&OP process within Global Brands.

  • Have regular discussions with your contacts in Commercial to ensure all market intelligence added to the Demand plan has been collaboratively agreed and, where necessary, challenged constructively with supporting evidence

  • Support the Monthly Demand Review process with Commercial to ensure the volume Demand Plan is aligned with the financial Commercial Plans

  • Detailed evaluation of Forecast Accuracy & Forecast Bias KPI trends to identify opportunities to implement process improvements

  • Work with Global Brands Supply Planning Team to ensure weekly changes to the Demand Plan are communicated effectively and the impact understood

  • Maintenance of the various parameters within the Demand Planning system to ensure the most effective control of the forecasts generated

  • Support the Demand Planning Manager in the continuous improvement of systems and processes to help create longer term demand plans, capture assumptions for event management and support the S&OP process within Global Brands.

Candidate Description

  • At least 3 years' experience of Demand planning tools and techniques

  • Strong Commercial awareness

  • Demonstrable problem solving and numeracy skills

  • Advanced user of MS Excel with experience and techniques of managing & analysing large volumes of data

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Good understanding of Demand Planning within the context of an S&OP process

  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy What's in it for you? This role will work closely with central cross functional teams to understand key drivers which impact on the future demand plans, and work with both Commercial and Market teams to review their plans and understand the underlying key assumptions behind the plans.Demand Planning within Global Brands is at the start of a new period of development with the increased use of new Long-term Demand Sensing software, so this is an exciting opportunity to join the team as we build new business processes alongside this software.

Application Description

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy - please contact: mark.woodyatt@boots.co.uk

Diversity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. To learn more about our functions, explore our brands and find opportunities all over the globe please visit: https://globalbrandscareers.wba.com/.

Employer Description

At Walgreens Boots Alliance - Global Brands, we believe in being PIONEERING, INSPIRATIONAL and CONNECTING with people. Our market leading brands such as No7, Liz Earle, Soap&Glory and YourGoodSkin touch the lives of millions all over the world. We put the consumer at the heart of everything we do using real time insights to activate brands and products on a global scale. With a passionate and innovative approach to Beauty and Healthcare, we are shaping the future of health and wellbeing for everyone. We are part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, a global leader in pharmacy-led retail with more than 18,500 stores globally, helping people live happier and healthier lives.